BURY manager Ryan Lowe admitted he was overwhelmed by his side’s last-gasp equaliser at Bradford.

The hosts, who had been reduced to 10 men when Matthew Kilgallon was sent off in the 79th minute, looked to have snatched the victory when Shay McCartan slotted home with a minute left.

But the Shakers rallied and George Miller powered home his header in the fifth minute of injury time to salvage a point for League One’s bottom side.

Lowe claimed he had mixed feelings following the four-goal thriller but pride was the overriding emotion at the full-time whistle.

“I’m annoyed but in the same breath I’m proud that we can do that,” Lowe said.

“All that is a given now because we’ve instilled that into the team, that’s what we’re about.

“It’s tough because the players have been unbelievable, there were a couple of mistakes but if you cut the mistakes out we’ll be okay.

“We don’t want to go back to that, go back to individual mistakes, we know the pitch is not the best but we’ve got to play the conditions. But to get the equalizer there with about 30 seconds left, I’m overwhelmed.”

Lowe’s side had started the game the better with Danny Mayor sending an effort just wide from range before Miller headed just over after five minutes.

But Bradford soon took control of what proved to be a quiet first half, eventual goal scorer Tim Dieng seeing an effort blocked before Dominic Poleon wasted the best chance of the first half, firing straight at Connor Ripley when through on goal.

The second half saw the visitors still on the back foot and were living dangerously after Tony McMahon’s free-kick hit the crossbar.

Bury did eventually buckle just before the hour mark when Dieng turned home a deflected effort from Alex Gilliead inside the six-yard box.

The goal appeared to be the spark Lowe’s men needed, Nathan Cameron’s equaliser coming within five minutes of the opener.

Hanson’s first chance after coming on as a substitute saw his header blocked on the line by Gilliead before Cameron tapped home.

And despite Kilgallon receiving his second yellow for a late challenge on Miller, McCarten was sent clean through on goal and, after initially being denied by Ripley, the forward rolled home what looked to be the Bantams’ winner.

But red-hot Miller had other ideas, the Bolton-born striker heading home his fourth goal in four games with the last attempt of the match to extend Bury’s unbeaten run to four games.

And Lowe claimed he was keen to keep the same starting line-up that beat AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday.

He said: “You can see the captain of the football club isn’t even getting on the football pitch, he respects the decision we have to make because it’s about the team and not about individuals.

“I made the subs to try and get us a bit further advanced and you saw the scenes there on the bench at the end when we equalised.”